ORS 412.109¹
Policy on absent parent

(1) The Legislative Assembly declares that the policy of this state is that, to the extent consistent with federal law, the temporary assistance for needy families program policy and practice shall recognize that an absent parent is often an important influence in the life of a child.

(2) Program policy and practice:

(a) Shall recognize that regular, frequent visits with absent parents are often in the best interests of needy children;

(b) Shall not interfere with the continuing relationship of absent parents with their children, whether the parents are temporarily or permanently out of the homes of their children; and

(c) Shall not restrict parents in adopting plans that they consider to be in the best interests of their children. [Formerly 418.147]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 412—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors412.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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